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Nubbins and His Bird Buddy Pose for 2014 Calendar

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 1:15pm
Green parakeet sits on white cat friend's back

When Nubbins the cat was found, he was emaciated, riddled with birdshot, and had tumors hanging from both of his ears. But the minute he was removed from his carrier by his rescuers, he started purring. He knew he was finally safe; relief was here at last.

Dr. Patricia Wagner, a veterinarian at the ASPCA Animal Hospital, performed surgery on the sweet feline and fell in love with his kind demeanor. Soon after, Nubbins joined Dr. Wagner’s household. He is incredibly grateful for his second chance and gets along swimmingly with the family’s resident parakeet.

In fact, kitty and bird are stars of the 2014 ASPCA calendar. Check out this adorable behind-the-scenes video of Nubbins sitting for his photo shoot.

Have you received your 2014 calendar? Want another one for friends or family? (They make great gifts!) Make a small donation to the ASPCA, and we’ll send you our 2014 calendar today. Thank you, as always, for your support. It makes stories like Nubbins’ possible.

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Gentle and gorgeous Nubbins and his beautiful parakeet pal (what is the bird's name?) are surely the super stars of the 2014 calendar. Thank you, Dr. Wagner, for caring for this special cat and for taking him to your heart and home.


Oops! At first I thought the bird's name was Patricia. Then after your question I realized that Patricia is the woman and not the bird. :)

Donna Belloma

This story and video touched my heart. Nubbins is gorgeous. I am so glad Dr. Wagner you cared so much for Nubbins and gave him a beautiful home and a chnce to see what love is all about. Thank You for caring

lucy cannata

he's beautiful!!!!!!! thank you so much for giving him love and good health!!!! how is wish everyone would understand animals are to love and not abuse!!!!! thank you so much!!!!!! Lucy : )


Me, too. I wish more people would care about animals & see them as living, feeling, needing love & care, beings. Perhaps this is the catalyst the world is missing, hence, evil proliferates everywhere .... non-stop. I read within an animal advocate site, "You can judge a country by the way they treat their animals."


You are amazing and thank you for not putting nubbins down as he deserves a life without abuse. Cats cannot speak for themselves (well usually as mine speaks) so we have to speak for them.


This made my day , Thank God Nubbins has a wonderful home now.

Olivia Hann

God bless the Dr. for the love and care she has extended to Nubbins! I see that now she is getting back that same love and care from him! Animals are such a gift!


What an angel ! I still can't understand how people can be cruel to animals. Birdshot - this poor, cute kitty was a target. I'm so glad he found a loving home. All animals deserve that chance.


What a perfect life this kitty has now!! Plus a bird friend!! Too cute. :)